Obama crashed the Internet ...

... or at least slowed it down.

The AP is reporting that with approximately 10 million viewers watching the ceremony online (and "tens of millions" consuming at least part of it), the top 40 sites saw a performance reduction of 60%.

Sadly, news sites remained largely unaffected, since viewers clicked around them to get to the live feeds.

Whitehouse.gov refreshed at 12:07 eastern (just before the ceremony began), but it too suffered diminished performance as millions of Americans logged on to watch the transition of graphics.

Between that and the Washington D.C. cell phone service problems reported because of the cellular activity increase, Obama's popularity appears to be putting a strain on our national infrastructure.

Here's hoping he notices and makes expanding our digital infrastructure a priority.